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Posted by Henrypm

why not,? of course they should date i don´t see why not just they should be careful is like the same dating regular people , is not a good idea reveal who´s dating both have identity or should keep a secret and is like the same everybody know superman is dating lois lane sometime she got kidnap she's not a superhero that be cool for me see dating eachater their people or hero they have their right to date who ever they want no judgement :D will dating is like keeping their true identity they never discover reporters and foes about their identity

Edited by hs5ias

Superheroes, particularly high powered ones, shouldn't even know regular people, let alone date them.  I say this due to the complete inability writers have of leaving the regular supporting cast alone, or alive for that matter. As soon as a superhero has a significant other who can't sell comic books in their own right, the next time they get a new writer they will cheerfully butcher them for cheap angst.
 
In any case in the comics only the men date regular people. The women only date other superheroes, or at least someone cool like a fighter pilot or a spy. Dating outside their own superhero community seems to be getting rarer and rarer anyway.

Posted by Outside_85

Ofc not, its part of the fun in comics to see superheroes interact with normal people. For one, it makes them easier to relate to, since they are not just closed off in their own little world. Secondly if they only inter-dated, we wouldn't have any Mary Jane, no Lois Lane, no Linda Park, no Terry Long and no Steve Trevor (would they really be that interesting if they weren't dating/close the hero?). Lastly, there's been some times when the heroes feel somewhat disassociated from normal people. And instead of going into therapy, they can unload their worries on their 'date'. It may be a bit far out, but if say Kyle Rayner, back when he just joined the JLA, didn't feel like he was living up to expectation, he might have some trouble actually unloading that on the others (Wally and Bruce were kinda harsh on him in the beginning), unfortunately we know what happened to Kyle's normal girlfriend...

Posted by SC

I don't think its a yes, no question. Depends on the superhero, the writer, the story, etc Imagine if you had to live your life based on such questions. Except apply wealth, gender, race, job positions, religion, Comic Company preference even lol 

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Posted by Moncole

Superheros usually go out with 50 people and never stay with one person 

Edited by Lokheit

Wolverine is trying a relationship with a normal human right now. I don't know what will happen with that relationship after the current X-Force arc  
 

 
But right now it's working. Spiderman and Thor alter egos dated normal girls with success (though in general it was as their alter egos and not as proper heros).
Posted by Lvenger

Of course they should be able to date whoever they want. Superheroes are, at their core, normal people who want a normal life as much, if not more than their superhero life. An ordinary partner is capable of grounding the hero in reality, making them more relatable to us and besides this rule can't be enforced on all comic book superheroes. True, heroes like Spider-Man and Wolverine haven't always had successful relationships with ordinary people but that provides drama and character development which is important to examine in a character.

Posted by Decept-O

Sterling Gates actually loves Babs' "favorite couple"!!! Was she asking the question or next to him when he answered?

Posted by MrGutts

Geoff! You are 38 years old, put your damn hat on right!

Posted by doordoor123

Hey Tony! Are there any more interviews from Comic-Con that havent been posted yet? Looks like there might be more from this video.  
Posted by keith71_98

Awesome!!!!!
Posted by Joe Venom

Should have got a females perspective on this question too, like Gail Simone or Amanda Conner for once it may have been good to hear what a woman has to say.....jk jk jk.

But really I kind of hate it when they answer in only one or two words, come on creators use that big imagination of yours. I however do enjoy when superheroes date one anther, but! only when they are on different teams. I was never a big fan of the relationship of Conner and Cassie ( I think she would make a better lesbian), BeastBoy and Raven, or Rogue and Magneto (Yuck!) Now Ultimate Peter and Kitty was a good one, and Catman and Huntress was off to an interesting start I wish more had been done with it tho

Posted by Bestostero
@Joe Venom said:

Should have got a females perspective on this question too, like Gail Simone or Amanda Conner for once it may have been good to hear what a woman has to say.....

Diversity!!! (lol) 
 
I thought it was weird that Kory/Dick and Ollie/Dinah were brought up as examples for superhero/normal relationships, cause Dick and Ollie are superheroes even if they aren't an alien or metahuman...at least I think so.
Edited by BMBmustdie

I have only 2 thoughts about this video and it has nothing to do with the debate. 
 
1. peter david that bite in the ass line was unbelievaly wrong. 
 
2. Judd the reason the GA x BC marriage didn't was because of your exectuion of the idea, not the idea the idea itself.

Posted by PhoenixoftheTides

They should be able to date whoever they have an emotional connection to. Most superheroes, though, have deep-seated psychological problems which is why I think they seek out like-minded people. It takes a certain type of person to wear a bikini with a cape or skintight spandex with an oversized gun slung over their back and most "regular" people wouldn't be able to relate.

Posted by JoseDRiveraTCR7

A lot of people say it's easier to date fellow superheroes, but I don't find that to be true. Remember when Spider-Man dated Black Cat. There were a lot of problems there. Peter was constantly worried that she would hurt herself. It's the reason why she went to Kingpin to get powers, which of course led to more problems in the relationship.

Posted by GraveSp

Scandal Savage dated a normal human stripper and things turned out okay for a while.  I mean she was kidnapped by a serial killer but that had nothing to do with  Scandal .  

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Nah I don't think so. Like Joe Quesada said, superheroes should be free to date who they want. They just have to keep certain things in perspective if they do, like their identity secret and all that secret.  Personally for me the best relationship yet was between a superhero and a normal person, though that's apparently all becoming retconned next month!

Posted by leokearon

They should date who they want, of course they have to consider that they will be putting the person they're dating in danger
Posted by Dernman

I wish hulk would go back to basics of hulk and get rid of the hulk family.

Posted by ZombiePie

Judd Winick's response was the funniest. I just enjoy how he recognized that no one won with the Green Arrow/Black Canary marriage.

Posted by TugboatRogers

I dunno about any of the writers thoughts but that Jean Grey cosplayer is ridiculously hot.

Posted by chickdigger802

Now that I think about it, has there ever been a superhero who's powers actually affected their bed life in a positive or negative way?

Been playing Witcher 2 recently. I guess being super strong and infertile makes them good prey for women haha.

Posted by zombietag

uh oh, according to peter david troubles gonna strike logan and melita

Edited by AlKusanagi

Poor Jean there looks like she's about to pass out for having to suck in her stomach for so long.

And I agree with Peter David. It helps provide some normalcy in their lives, as long as they aren't getting stuffed into refrigerators.

Also, I feel the need to punch Joey Q in the nose after that. "Superheroes should be able to date whoever they want!" But not marry them, apparently...

Posted by EGoD

At least super powered people dating super powered people get the whole super hero gig.  Nothing like whiney non powered girlfriends who don't understand why their boyfriend has to save the world instead of coming home for dinner.  But then who cares, no relationship in comic books lasts forever, there is always something that splits them up or a reboot that changes everything.  Dating is just another form of a sidekick for characters that don't actually have one.
Posted by ArtisticNeedham

In their world it could work either way, maybe a superhero dates another superhero because they are always working together (like Scott and Jean in the X-Men).  Or maybe because a normal person might not understand what they are going through being a superhero (like Atom Eve and invincible), but then again maybe when a superhero wants to keep a normal life separate from the heroing life.
There is also the idea that dating a coworker could cloud your judgment on the battle field.  And dating a normal person adds the element to the story, like maybe she doesn't know he is a superhero (like Spider-Man) or will she be put in danger because of his superhero life?

Posted by KeepThisKoupon

Joe Quesada looks like such a new yorker in this video

Posted by mbembet

superheroes are like celebrities they always date among themselves

Posted by difficlus

Judd Winick FTW!

Posted by craigbo180

BEAST. Always love these.

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Posted by Master_Of_Evil

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Posted by 00 Raiser
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Posted by Calvin

Isn't the dynamic of a dual life part of the fun part of reading?
Posted by ambipom229

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious parallel

Posted by sweatboy
@LiquidSwords said:
Actually the super baby's powers would be latent and they could still try the birthing matrix depending on what version of the story they're in. Lois and Superman could TRY having that baby and Lois would survive. Until birth at least, but the baby would be born. But as for the mating itself, would alien sperm mix with the human womb? yeah that one would be tough
Posted by dr.x
@sweatboy said:
@LiquidSwords said:
Actually the super baby's powers would be latent and they could still try the birthing matrix depending on what version of the story they're in. Lois and Superman could TRY having that baby and Lois would survive. Until birth at least, but the baby would be born. But as for the mating itself, would alien sperm mix with the human womb? yeah that one would be tough

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Posted by daredevil21134

After Daredevil married Mila Donavon.....I say yes....i hated that relationship

Posted by TheIncredibleNightcrawler1999

Do you remember what happened to Karen Grant and her boyfriend? Regardless, they still should.

Posted by noobistheway

I would think superheros dating superheros would work for the most part, unless your significant other becomes a villian, then it would be awkward at the dinner table talking about work.

Posted by Lyndsy

I think no, they can do whatever they wish to do. And I agree it keeps some grounded.

Posted by Rojay

well super hero's have feelings too so if they can it is OK  to date whom ever they see fitting or loved

Posted by sinful

they should date me. :)